Your idea of the LHC commissioning being in the hands of typical investigative scientists is incorrect. In the area of particle physics there are two big sets of expertise: theoretical physicists and experimental physicists. It is the EPs that design and build the components of the LHC and they have plenty of engineering expertise.
Please no, The Sci-fi Channel changing their name to SyFy was bad enough. Please do not further this abomination of an abbreviation/rebranding. Call it Sci-Fi or SF, never SyFy.
Do not consider Backup Exec in a partially Linux/UNIX environment or one with large numbers of data files.
That is all.
Not always. He was using Les Pauls as his main guitars for awhile. From '65-'70 (including some time in Cream) he mostly used Gibsons.
So then their security breach had no effect on their bottom line as far as you as a customer are concerned. In fact it could be argued that now they are making more $$ off you than before as they don't have to pay credit card transaction processing fees for your purchases.
Some of their ethernet switches block non-IE browsers as well. I forget which is which, but I think the PowerConnect 6000s warn about the browser but let you through, and the 5000s just refuse to let you in when running firefox on linux.
My experience is from a few years ago and perhaps they have fixed their firmware since then, I know I filed a complaint.
He would never say that. I doubt he knows what "fsck" is.
Core bit I think you are missing is that it takes a lot of energy to cool all the necessary parts down to near absolute zero (I believe I read somewhere that it takes a couple weeks to do the initial chill at least). I imagine the cost to keep it running (with or w/o ongoing injections) is less due to the initialization sequence, as it were.
I like Eclipse as an IDE because it supports many languages/modes and is very customizable. I mostly use it for Java, Perl and HTML/XML/CSS right now. There are MANY plugins and the context-aware help/auto-complete is very well done.
Don't be irreplaceable, if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.